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Access & Diversity

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Diversity, equity, and inclusion at Haverford College.

As you navigate your own college search process, it is important for you to have the space to learn about Haverford through the lenses of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We invite you to explore this webpage, read about our community, and reach out to us about anything else that is on your mind.

The Class of 2024

46.1%

identify as people of color

  • 9.1% Black/African American
  • 12.9% Latino/a/e
  • 23.4% Asian/Asian American

37.6%

domestic students who identify as people of color

  • 8.2% Black/African American
  • 12.5% Latino/a/e
  • 16.6% Asian/Asian American

24.8%

one or both parents did not attend college

30%

speak a language other than English at home

13%

first generation to college

20

QuestBridge matches

Questbridge Scholars and Admission staff together on Founders Hall porch

Access & Diversity

Diversity, equity, and inclusion at Haverford College

As you navigate your own college search process, it is important for you to have the space to learn about Haverford through the lenses of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We invite you to explore this webpage, read about our community, and reach out to us about anything else that is on your mind.

Lift Far

Sometimes expenses occur in the regular flow of a student’s life that fall outside the regulated parameters of financial aid. Haverford’s LIFTFAR program aims to help fill these gaps for costs such as travel, internships, emergency medical expenses, and more. Funding is allocated on a case-by-case basis, and financial need is a consideration.

Learn About LIFTFAR

Programs and Resources

Affinity Groups & Resources

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Chesick Scholars

The John P. Chesick Scholars program is a four-year academic leadership and mentoring program for Haverford students from backgrounds that are under-represented in academia. Typically, Chesick Scholars are either first-generation college students or students from low-income backgrounds.

Chesick Scholars Program

Questbridge

Haverford has been a partner with QuestBridge since 2008, which helps match accomplished low-income students with the College. QuestBridge scholars develop a strong network and receive support and mentorship throughout their four years at Haverford.

Questbridge Applicants

First-Generation/Low Income

Students who are first generation to college and students from low income backgrounds (FGLI students) are essential members of Haverford’s community. We created a website to help First-Generation students navigate the resources available to them. If you will be a FGLI applicant, we encourage you to explore this site.

FGLI Resources

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Horizons

Horizons is a student-run networking and mentoring program that serves all students in all disciplines, with a particular focus on organizing students who may be underrepresented, under-resourced, or first in their families to attend college. Horizons provides peer networking and mentoring group, focusing on academic excellence through dinner workshops and panel discussions.

Horizons & Horizons Leadership Institute

Find Affinity Spaces and Places

There are many affinity organizations and spaces on campus that build community and host discussions pertaining to social justice, identities, inclusion, and diversity.

Affinity Organizations

Ira deA Reid House

Ira de A. Reid House/Black Cultural Center

A residential space for students invested in the histories, legacies, and traditions of the African diaspora as well as a cultural center for the campus community.

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Existence as Resistance House

An intentional community house focusing on intersectionality and social justice. The aim of its inhabitants is to have a holistic approach to healing, issues of identity, and activism.

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Office of Multicultural Affairs

Sustains and carries out Haverford College’s commitment to diversity by supporting student programs, faculty initiatives, and curricular innovations that cultivate a vibrant and multifaceted intellectual community.

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Multicultural Center

A space at Haverford College open to everyone who wishes to explore and expand the notion of diversity, cultural pluralism, and multiculturalism.

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Pan-Asian Resource Center

A space where Pan-Asian students can discuss cultural, political aspects of identity and confront the divisions and differences among Asian communities on Haverford’s campus.

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Center for Gender Resources and Sexual Education

A safe, inclusive, intersectional space open to folks of all genders. They believe in cultivating trust, accountability, transparency, support, empowerment, and a commitment to growth.


Talk to an Admission Counselor

Our admission counselors are available to answer any questions you may have or connect you with other spaces on campus.

Senior Associate Director of Admission
kabels [at] haverford.edu
Assistant Director of Admission
tclausonwo [at] haverford.edu
Assistant Director of Admission and Access and Diversity Initiatives
mdeleon [at] haverford.edu
Assistant Director of Admission
rdukarm [at] haverford.edu
Vice President and Dean of Admission and Financial Aid
jlord [at] haverford.edu
Director of Admission
mmaier [at] haverford.edu
Associate Director of Admission
cvalenzuel [at] haverford.edu